Beverly Sills Quotes

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Art is the signature of civilization.
— Beverly Sills


Art is the signature of civilizations.
— Beverly Sills

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There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
— Beverly Sills

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You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
— Beverly Sills

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Opera is an extremely disciplined art form, and every excess a singer indulges in has a direct effect on the voice.


My voice had a long, nonstop career.  It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do.  It can't.
— Beverly Sills in Time

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